North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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#Wildtime adventures

Explore inside a tree

William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a season of #wildtime in the Lake District. William spent his days swimming in the Derwent, reading on its banks, chasing butterflies, hunting for birds’ nests and roaming nearby lanes and fields. His love of nature fed his imagination and grew up to be one of the world’s favourite poets.


Rosa Stamford's Sanctuary

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy © Peter Beales Roses

The Stamford Sanctuary rose - a lasting legacy

 A rose commemorating the Stamford Hospital and its patients is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 18 May.

Renewable energy at Quarry Bank

The dramatic backdrop of Quarry Bank Mill from the Mill meadow © Andrew Butler

The dramatic backdrop of Quarry Bank Mill from the Mill meadow

A new hydro-electric scheme installed at Quarry Bank will see us take another step forward to achieving our renewable energy goals.


Run for the hills

Run for the hills in the Grasmere Gallop © National Trust Cactus

Run for the hills in the Grasmere Gallop

Fancy challenging yourself to a scenic trail run? The Grasmere Gallop is back. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your entry fee will be invested right back into looking after this world-famous landscape too. 

Take a break. Just here...

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Camping pod at Low Wray Campsite

As the weather starts to turn warmer, we want to spend even more time in this amazing landscape. Take to the fells, hop on a bike, explore inside one of our houses or castles. Make your stay longer - we’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from.

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey nominated for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 © Art Fund

Dunham Massey is a finalist for the prestigious Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. This is an award which highlights excellence, innovation and imagination within UK museums and galleries.

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